Social Security Administration (SSA) Search
Services for Employment Screening, and Due Diligence Investigations
The Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS) is one of the services offered by Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Business Services Online (BSO). It allows registered users (employers and certain third-party submitters, such as SearchFirst) to verify the names and Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of employees against SSA records. This search is not a pre-employment search (Post Employment Search Only). SSA will verify SSNs and names solely to ensure that the records of current or former employees are correct for the purpose of completing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement).